In this course, design criteria for products are developed and biomechanically analysed. The products cover a range of tools and controls, supports (chairs and beds) and shoes. Fitness equipment and special products for medical treatment are also included.

The mechanical properties of biological materials (like bone) and their functions are analysed. The form and functions of joints are discussed and the skeleton is treated as a kinematic chain. In the lecturers, sample exercises for estimating the forces exerted on the body in static and dynamic situations are discussed.

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